Indulgence Show rebrands as The Festival of Sound

The Indulgence Show, which is organised by ERT Award-winning London retailer Unilet Sound & Vision, has rebranded as The Festival of Sound, The Music and Audio Show.

This year, the consumer event will take place from September 28-30 at the Novotel London West, Hammersmith International Centre.

The Festival of Sound will be even more music focused, said the organisers, adding that the new name reflected the ‘exciting progression and evolution of the event in embracing all things music’.

Most of the exhibitors and brands from the audio, headphone, portable audio, and streaming sectors that were at the first two shows will be returning. There will also be an ongoing partnership with the Headroom event. Additional exhibitors and brands from other music-related sectors have expressed a keen interest in attending, said the organisers. There will also be live music, including a VIP concert, which will be announced in the coming months.

This year’s event will see the return of music-oriented seminars, with world-renowned producers and recording engineers Chris Kimsey, Gary Langan and Liam Nolan, who will invite special guests from the international music scene to join them on stage to reveal their in-studio stories about working on albums by Adele, David Bowie, Marillion, Queen, Yes, ABC, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Rita Ora, Art of Noise, Jesse J and Liam Payne.

There will also be an initiative with a music charity and a major London recording studio, which is aimed at bringing live performances from budding artists into the show, engaging with a younger audience.

Said Vernon Hamblin, producer of the Festival of Sound: “The first two years of our consumer show were naturally moving further and further into the realms of music in all its guises. Whether through the abundance of quality products and technologies on display enabling consumers to listen to music effectively at home or on the move, the vinyl fairs and musical instruments, or the live performances from individual artists and renowned bands. Therefore, to reflect this evolution and to reinforce the pervading musicality of the event, it made sense to rebrand to The Festival of Sound, The Music and Audio Show. After all, it’s what we do best.”

He added: “We’re extremely excited about this year’s event – we have so many surprises in store, which we will be revealing over the coming months. We’re confident the exhibitors, brands, live performances, seminars and other innovations we have lined up will appeal to a larger, broader audience, including younger people who enjoy music and musical artists. The Festival of Sound is all about the music. So, whether you’re eight or 80, there will be something for everyone at The Festival of Sound.”

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